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Topic # 242860 17-Nov-2018 14:01
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Hi i read that the Intel 660p can be slower than spinning drives, what is the cause of that? it's not "3D NAND" is it?

 

Looking at a sandisk SSD with "3D NAND" ....

 

thanks for any tips





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  Reply # 2128480 17-Nov-2018 14:30
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the 660p is an interesting one..

 

 

 

it's QLC flash, but uses bits of it's flash as SLC to cache on.

 

 

 

 

 

Real world it doesn't seem to affect things too badly, but synthetics or hitting the drive hard isn't great. 





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  Reply # 2128563 17-Nov-2018 16:32
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How's the reliability of MLC? I have a couple of SLC memory cards, but they're quite a bit more expensive than MLC, which is more expensive than TLC  and soon QLC. I'd rather stick with fewer bits per cell personally, and pay a bit more.





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  Reply # 2128573 17-Nov-2018 17:34
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Linus explains it fairly well:

 




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  Reply # 2128577 17-Nov-2018 17:47
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I watched it hence i had to ask a lay lay person on gz lol




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  Reply # 2128611 17-Nov-2018 20:42
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Apparently, you have to be transferring a lot of data at one time to actually fill the SLC cache and normal usage shouldn't get close to causing an issue.

 

I am actually in the process of getting a build put together with one of these puppies as the startup drive: https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/crucial-p1-m-2-1000gb-ssd-review,1.html

 

From the review I have linked, it looks like things slowed down once you hit about 100GB in a single hit and I have no plans to hit that limit.

 

I will let you know if I have any issues with it :)








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  Reply # 2128617 17-Nov-2018 21:26
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did you get the newegg special?





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  Reply # 2128667 17-Nov-2018 21:59
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Just purchased it from PB along with most of the rest of the parts.






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  Reply # 2128674 17-Nov-2018 22:16
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I've used a bunch of these in HP laptops, they seemed faster than normal low end SATA ssd's.

 

Your one isn't full? That slows them down.


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